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Franchise Law Blog

A Blog All About the Expansion and Protection of Your Business and Business Interests

The Internicola Law Firm Blog is all about the expansion, protection and improvement of your business and business interests. In this popular publication Charles N. Internicola, Esq. and the attorneys at The Internicola Law Firm discuss important issues involving:

  • Franchising Your Business;
  • Buying a Franchise;
  • Business Transactions;
  • Legal counsel for your business

Biggest Mistakes After you Franchise Your Business

After years of success…you focus your passion and energy on franchising your business… You hire a franchise lawyer and development team, you work on your FDD, systems, and Operations Manual. Within a few months you launch your…

Read More February 25, 2021
Is Licensing an Alternative to Franchising Your Business?

If you’re looking to grow your business, expand the reach of your brand, and recruit qualified individuals to invest capital and open new locations and service territories, then licensing is not an alternative to franchising.  Here’s the…

Read More February 22, 2021
Franchising vs Business Opportunity

Franchises and business opportunities are a part of the same family, both are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission, both are regulated by state specific laws, and both require a pre-sales disclosure process. The difference between a…

Read More November 17, 2020
Why You Shouldn’t Franchise Your Business?

Frequently we talk about how to franchise your business, should you franchise, and the cost to franchise but, not enough attention is given to why you shouldn’t franchise.  So, let’s discuss 3 reasons why you shouldn’t franchise…

Read More November 16, 2020
Poker Strategies and Strategic Planning for Franchisors

During a Franchise Growth Mastermind conversation with professional poker player and motivational speaker Annie Duke, Annie shares with us and Nick Powills of 1851 Franchise strategic planning and decision making strategies for franchisors, franchisees, and entrepreneurs. Annie…

Read More April 20, 2020
You Probably Need a Franchise Lawyer

“I should probably talk to a lawyer.” In most cases, a millisecond before or after you have to say that, your brain produces a mini-series inside your head consisting of an intense courtroom scene featuring you sitting…

Read More April 16, 2020

Franchising Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Franchising Your Business

New to franchising? Do you want to learn more about franchising your business, where to start, the steps, and how to know if you are doing it right?

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Is Your Business Franchisable and Should You Franchise?

Franchising may be the next big step for your business and represents an opportunity to grow your brand. So, how do you know if franchising is right for you? How do you know if your business is franchisable and, if it is, whether or not you should franchise your business? To answer these questions you must evaluate whether or not your business is franchisable and, if it is, whether or not your individual goals and your business goals align with franchising and establishing a franchise organization responsible for on-boarding, training, and supporting franchisees.

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Licensing Vs. Franchising

When considering expanding a business both franchising and licensing are possible options. Each option however comes with different rules and regulations. Prior to moving forward with franchising a business or licensing a business it is important to understand the differences and how each may have an affect on you.

Franchise Lawyer Charles N. Internicola wrote “Licensing versus Franchising” for the very purpose of allowing successful business owners to understand the difference between licensing a business and franchising a business.

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Guide to Selecting a Franchise Lawyer

If you have questions about franchise lawyers, what they do, how they can help, the cost, and how to select the right franchise lawyer for you, then this guide will help.

Franchise lawyers advise and represent individuals and businesses on legal issues that involve franchising a business, preparing an FDD, filing and renewing FDD registrations, buying a franchise, and litigation involving the franchisor and franchisee relationship. The role of a franchise lawyer varies depending on whether he or she represents the franchisor or the franchisee.

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Item 19 Financial Performance Representations

Check out our guide where we discuss how to plan and properly disclose Financial Performance Representations in your FDD.

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Franchise Sales Compliance Guide

Are you a franchisor or a part of a franchise sales team? Do you want to learn more about franchise sale compliance and ensure that your sales practices comply with franchise laws and are consistent with best practices? Then this guide is for you.

In this guide you’ll learn the fundamentals of franchise sales compliance including the franchise laws, regulations, and best practices that your team should have in place for every franchise sale.

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